July, 2010

CNI calls for the support of the Uniting Church to tackle human trafficking

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The General Secretary of the Church of North India, Rev. Dr Enos Das Pradhan, has called for the support of the Uniting Church in Australia in combating the shocking crimes of sex trafficking and child labour in north-east India. UnitingWorld is responding to their call by launching a national appeal, Close the Door on Sex Trafficking and Child Labour, to support the Church of North India’s Anti-Trafficking... Read More »

Tamils in Sri Lanka seeking asylum: A need no more?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

After UnitingWorld’s the Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection. The island of Sri Lanka is likened to a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. This is, perhaps, a most apt image given the country’s tumultuous history. In 2009, we all... Read More »

Take Action Locally for Global Justice this Federal Election

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

With the Federal Election fast approaching, UnitingWorld encourages Uniting Church members throughout Australia to take action in their local communities to campaign for poverty alleviation, for justice for developing countries that struggle to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change and for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. UnitingWorld is encouraging people to be a... Read More »

Congratulations to the Right Rev. Sir Samson Lowa

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

UnitingWorld congratulates the Right Rev. Sir Samson Lowa, Moderator of the United Church in PNG and former member of the UnitingWorld Reference Committee, who is now a Knight of the British Empire (KBE). The Right Rev. Sir Samon Lowa, Moderator of the United Church in PNG He was awarded the KBE in recognition of his ongoing service to education, community and the United Church in PNG during the Queen’s... Read More »

IPTL Concerned Over Proposed Asylum Plan

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The Moderator of the Protestant Church in Timor-Leste (IPTL), Rev. Moises A. da Silva, has expressed concern over the proposal by Prime Minister Gillard to establish a regional processing centre for refugees in the country, saying that he cannot understand why refugees attempting to reach Australia must be sent to a country that is already so poor. Rev. Moises A. da Silva, Moderator of the Protestant... Read More »

ACFID Call to the Parties

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) today released their 2010 federal election resource “Call to the Parties.” The paper makes key recommendations to all political parties and major political candidates, calling on them to commit Australia to play its full part in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. To help achieve these goals, agreed to by 189 heads of... Read More »

Forum: Trade, health and development in the Pacific

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The University of Sydney is hosting a forum to discuss trade and its impact on health and development in the Pacific. Discussions will focus on the impacts on health of the proposed PACER-Plus trade agreement between Australia and 13 Pacific Island countries. The forum will take place on Wendesday 21st July 2010 at the University of Sydney. There are two sessions: 9am – 5pm (for researchers... Read More »